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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-23-2002, 10:43 PM
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how to remove asphalt for herculiner

i just removed the carpet from my samurai and am planning to do the roll on herculiner. i have read about removing the asphalt stuff. does anyone have any tips? do i just get a chisel and chip away ? or, should i leave it and just roll the liner over the asphalt?
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Re: how to remove asphalt for herculiner

I chipped mine off with a thin flexible putty knife and tapped it with a hammer. Stuff popped right up wth no trouble and it took less than an hour to get it all.
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It took me a little longer than an hour, more like 1 full day, but I did it the same way, using a chisel and hammer. If you position everything just right the tar will pop up in chunks. Also, go to Walmart and buy you a case of that 77 cent a can carb cleaner. It will cut it. You can use it to help get what you can't get to with the chisel.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-24-2002, 06:42 AM
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Re: how to remove asphalt for herculiner

use an air hammer.
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Re: how to remove asphalt for herculiner

Mine was stuck on really really good. I just grong the top layer ogg with a wire cup brush on a grinder, wiped it down with acetone, and slapped the Herculiner on there. So far so good. I'm sure it would be better to get it off.

The knotted wire cup brush was taking it off fairly well. Makes a mess though.
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Re: how to remove asphalt for herculiner

Take it off when it's cold out. That stuff gets VERY brittle with the slightest decrease in temperature. You can either do the chisel or airhammer thing. I've seen both done and either one works well.
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Re: how to remove asphalt for herculiner

also the residue left over from the chiseling, will come right off (literly melted off) with a rag and some xylene. you have to buy some anyway before you use the Herculiner.
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Re: how to remove asphalt for herculiner

Sounds like a good winter project......I'm thinking of doing this as well....
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i just rolled the herc right over top of it? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] it never occured to me to chip it up. it worked out fine though
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